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Robert Newman's History of Oil
by Robert Newman
Wednesday Apr 12th, 2006 5:08 PM
Robert Newman gets to grips with the wars and politics of the last hundred years - but rather than adhering to the history we were fed at school, he places oil centre stage as the cause of all the commotion.
[47 minutes]
This innovative history programme is based around Robert Newman's stand-up act and supported by resourceful archive sequences and stills with satirical impersonations of historical figures from Mayan priests to Archduke Ferdinand. Quirky details such as a bicycle powered street lamp on the stage brings home the pertinent question of just how we are going to survive when the world's oil supplies are finally exhausted.

http://www.tigeraspect.co.uk/prog.asp?id=579

http://www.robnewman.com/